May 27th, 2008 by Karen
This past weekend was eventful to say the least! On Sunday, Maria and her classmates received their First Communion at the 9am Mass and it was absolutely beautiful.
The only drawback to the day was I really tweaked my ankle cleaning house on Saturday in preparation for house guests. I won’t go into the details because it makes me cringe just thinking about it, but suffice it to say, I am now best friends with a bag of frozen peas and an ace bandage.
Sigh. My middle name should have been Grace.
May 15th, 2008 by Karen
Well, I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog lately…no, I take that back. I’ve been neglectful of -this- blog, simply because I’ve had so many writing irons in the fire, I haven’t had the time to come here to write lately.
It feels good to actually be writing again. It’s been ages since I sat down to be creative, to draw the images out of my tumultous noggin and get them on paper. Most people I know like to type nowadays. Me? I prefer the nice, lined composition books…you know the ones that are about 7″x10″ and you used in high school? Those and a crisp black pen. There is something imminently satisfing about filling sheet after sheet with scrawling words dancing across the page. I’ve rediscovered how dynamic my writing can be, just in how it looks…more fluid with prose, striking and harsh with action.
I finished part three of a story I’ve been working on, but I have yet to type it up. I just posted the second part to the Cape community and I’m hoping for some good feedback. We’ll have to see. If it goes well, I might try my hand at NaNoWriMo again this year. The goal with that is to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and 30. At this point, my November is free of work related travel, so it’s a possibility.
Anyhow, even if I don’t participate, I’m having fun putting pen to paper again.